Meet Violet Joy


Thank you for giving Violet Joy the gift of adoption. Your donation contributed to the $5000 her family needed to complete her adoption and bring Violet Joy home. Your generosity and support inspires great hope for other parentless children out there waiting to be united with loving, permanent families. Thank you for responding so generously to this appeal. Your support of the GOA mission has a tangible impact on the children and families we serve. If you would like to help other children like Violet Joy, please click here to make a donation.

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. (Franze Schubert)

For Joe and Audra of Pennsylvania, those footprints were very small. In October of 2015, Audra was reading an adoption blog when she came upon a picture of a little girl with Spina Bifida. Having two children with the same condition, Audra was love-struck and heartbroken after reading her story, looking at her picture and watching her video. She prayed tirelessly that a loving, permanent family would find this little girl soon.

That little girl’s name is Violet Joy. She is just 2-years-old and severely malnourished, weighing only 13 pounds. She was abandoned at two months of age and taken to an orphanage. Shortly thereafter, she had surgery to correct a partially exposed spinal cord present since birth. Although attempts have been made to help Violet develop and thrive, the orphanage is ill-equipped to provide the therapies and treatments necessary to help Violet reach her full potential.

After a month of discernment and prayer, Audra and her husband Joe determined that they were that family. Having adopted twice before however, they did not have additional adoption funds set aside for Violet. They fundraised relentlessly to afford this adoption and the time has finally come for them to bring Violet home forever. Without a grant from Gift of Adoption, Audra and Joe would have come up short in their fundraising efforts.

The grant from GOA is a huge blessing for our family! It comes at such a needed time as we had to medically expedite Violet’s adoption. Having to fundraise in half the time was a daunting task. Thank you for helping us close the gap!” –Audra & Joe

Our goal is to raise $5000 by June 30th and we need your help. Give in honor of that person who has left their footprints on your heart. We’ll send them a note to let them know of your thoughtfulness and generosity!


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